Tiffany Young-Peppermint

Five days a week for eight straight hours I’m forced to listen to Christmas music. It’s brutal listening to same, tired “classics” over and over again. Mostly because those songs were all written 50+ years ago and are only considered classics because there aren’t new songs taking their place. This year I made an effort to get more non-traditional songs on the Christmas mix (“Santa … Continue reading Tiffany Young-Peppermint

More Giraffes-Basement (Live)

I’ve really enjoyed the evolution of music videos since the downfall of the original TRL. From the extravagance of big-budget Hype Williams and Dave Meyers videos to the DIY clips with badly synced sound, music videos have long been a part of the album cycle for bands. They’re also sometimes a good way to treat the fans with a quick one-off or cover track. 90 … Continue reading More Giraffes-Basement (Live)

The Rigs-“Hunted”

After listening to the first minute of The Rigs new single, it’s no wonder TV and film music supervisors have used their songs multiple times. They have a very cinematic sound that fits well as a driving force of drama. “Hunted” is a dark and compelling track that combines synthpop and dark wave influences to form a song anoint standing upfront what you believe. TJ … Continue reading The Rigs-“Hunted”

Mister Heavenly-“Makin’ Excuses”

I put in my pre-order for the new Mister Heavenly album, Boxing The Moonlight, about 5 seconds after I saw the announcement. So, if you’re looking for objectivity you’ll have to search elsewhere. My unabashed love for this supergroup (Nick Thorburn of Islands, Ryan Kattner of Man Man, and Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse) has no end. Ever since the first time I heard them … Continue reading Mister Heavenly-“Makin’ Excuses”

New Song Premiere: Twins-Teenage Grenade

Somewhere along the thin line that separates rock music from punk is where the new album from Cedar Valley, IA quartet Twins resides. Their last record, Tomboys On Parade, was a stark reminder that true rock and roll can survive. On Square America, it thrives. Built on the foundation provided by The Heartbreakers, The Kinks, and The Stones, Twins usher in a new kind of … Continue reading New Song Premiere: Twins-Teenage Grenade